The occupational (im)possibilities in a segregated neighborhood: A matter of justice in life course health development
This webinar – the sixth in the LCRN’s series on Occupational Therapy and MCH: An Emerging Partnership to Improve Early Family Experiences and Life Course Health Development – features Jyothi Gupta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.
Dr. Gupta is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University. Her research interests are identifying contextual barriers to full participation of marginalized groups and identifying strategies to maximize participation. The common themes in Dr. Gupta’s research are the influence of participation on health and well being of diverse groups, and issues of social injustice that impact participation. She has engaged in community-based participatory research with refugees and immigrants, and women of color who are homeless and/or living in poverty. Dr. Gupta’s research that began in the discipline of occupational science has now intersected with public health, and social health determinants in particular. This webinar focuses on her experience in applying the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) model to one of her community partner sites in rural Mississippi.